POET-TREE EN MOTION… 2013 Summer Solstice Series Finale!!!

POET-TREE EN MOTION… 2013 Summer Solstice Series Finale!!!

Saturday June 29th

 From 7pm-12am @ the Rotunda

4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104

http://www.therotunda.org!

A FREE ongoing community event since 2007!

(but DONATIONS accepted at door)

Doors Open @ 7pm

 

Each event of the ongoing Poet-tree En Motion performance series highlights the work of Resident Performance Artist; ”Plum Dragoness” (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke), while featuring local, regional, national & international performance artists. This final seasonal event of the 2013 spring/summer series includes an annual SILENT AUCTION with items ranging from antiques, art, estate/handcrafted jewelry, clothing, accessories, goods & services, etc to raise funds for the Friends of Plum Dragoness Performance Projects. In addition, GUEST PERFORMANCE ARTISTS will present a variety of dance/movement/theater, live electro/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word, circus/fire/flow arts, community art creations, DJ sets & VJ projections… 

PLUS REFRESHMENTS auction items donated by local businesses & artisans/entrepreneurs!

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Featured acts include…

 

 

JUNE

 

Solstice Salutations in the Sanctuary w/ Collaborative Festivities!

 

Live Music, Dance & Theatrical Presentations, Community Art Collaboration & Creation with Fire Arts, DJ, VJ Performances & Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser for Plum Dragoness Performance Project!

 

  • Bill Fieger-Art instrumental Installation creating Electronic ambient space music mayakara.net

 

  • Blown Away-Aural-visual spectacle of Live Music and Pictures  youtube.com/blownawayphilly
  • Bujee Magoo-stilt walking, interactive performance theater, costuming, puppets, props, toys in an experiment with the circus arts bujeemagoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

  • dj Lina Luv- Spinnin’ deep frolics in the grooves of eclectic, global, booty-shakin beats! facebook.com

 

  • MOM/Music Over Matter- the beats of dynamic the all Female Philadelphia based West African inspired drum ensemble sekere.com/MEETJANJEFFRIES

 

  • Rigger & Guest collaborator-Philly based DJ/artist Otis Brown presents his original electronic music soundclick.com/rigger


Setu Tribe- Tribeswomen who evoke the vibe of the Effigy Burn (Burning Man style) thru their dances derived from personal experiences in community facebook.com/setu.tribe
 

     

  • VJ Static (a.k.a. Gaetan Spurgin)-Stimulating the dome & minds eye with Visual Projection infusions VJstatic.com

 

 

More Updates on June Event Coming… Join the Poet-tree En Motion Group (facebook.com/groups/116980678334215) on Facebook!

Poet-tree En Motion… MAY: Spring Rites & Fire Celebrations Light the Night!

Poet-tree En Motion…
Spring Performance Series!

Wednesday May 1st
(Last Event of the Season is the Finale on Saturday, June 29th!)

From 7-10pm…@ the Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104www.therotunda.org!
A FREE community event (but donations are always appreciated)!

This ongoing seasonal event series features a variety of dance/movement/theater mediums, live electronic/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word presentations, circus/fire/flow arts performances, community art creations & VJ projections… Plus an open stage/open mic!
(Doors Open @ 7pm/Sign up Begins)

MAY

Spring Rites & Fire Celebrations Light the Night!

• Giovana-Singer, Songwriter & Musician blending her Panamanian roots w/ Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Latin Pop & world music www.giovanalatinmusic.com

Giovana left her native country of Panama twelve years ago in pursuit of the opportunity to live an artistic and creative life as a musician. Her music is a reflection of that journey, built upon her Panamanian roots, and blended with influences of Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Latin Pop, and world music styles that have inspired her while living and performing in the US.

• Hooping by Sarah-Hoop Dancer, Flow Artist, Instructor & hoop makerwww.hoopingbysarah.com

Sarah picked up a hoop in 2009 and hasn’t put one down since. There are hula hoops in every room of Sarah’s house. Hooping by Sarah came to fruition because Sarah wanted to share hooping in the tiny town of Lansdowne. And because happy hoopers of all ages now regularly attend Sarah’s classes and workshops, she wanted people to have access to professional-quality, affordable hoops, so Sarah created them as well. Sarah Maccarelli Jordan has over 18 years of classical dance education and experience. She won the 2001 Star Quest Performing Arts Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida. Also an accomplished makeup artist and face painter, Sarah is a creative force to be reckoned with.

• Lux Arati-Tribal Belly, Modern, Hip-hop/Liquid/Flow dance styles w/ Tech & Fire Arts www.luxarati.com

Blending influences of American Tribal/traditional Middle Eastern bellydance, modern dance, hip-hop/liquid/flow dance styles together with tech and flow fire spinning, the lovely ladies of Lux Arati are a powerful, hypnotic presence.

• Plum Dragoness-Tibetan Bowls meet Dragon Dancing, Movement Theater & Fire Arts www.plumdragoness.com

Native to West Philadelphia, she is a multi–talented thespian, dancer, poetess and writer for life. She graduated with a Theater degree from Temple University with an exploratory concentration in Dance, Music and Voice. She is well known for her poetic style, vocal performance and choreographic flair throughout the Philadelphia area and abroad. In addition to her solo work, Gabrielle has collaborated with many artists including the project “Plum Dragoness & the Elements,” known for its fusion of multi-media, live world music infusions and spoken word/lyrical poetry. She independently produced/released the debut studio Album “Renaissance of a Poetess” with her band and Emmy Awarding Winning Music Producer/Composer/Sound Engineer Rodney Whittenberg and the Album of recorded performances (as resident artist) called “Live @ the Rotunda”, Mixed/Engineered by Styx latte. Her written work has been published locally, nationally and internationally. She currently performs with the dynamic trio project known as The Femme-mynistiques.

• 2nd Opinion- Live Music w/ Philadelphia-based dance-pop circuswww.2nd0pini0n.tumblr.com

2nd. Opinion is a Philadelphia-based dance-pop act exploring the intersection of gender, sex and society in as tuneful a way as possible. The band consists of Joel Chartkoff (percussion and vocals), Zach Webber (keyboards and vocals), Sammy Schuster (keyboards and vocals), Michael Knight (bass and vocals), Mira Treatman (vocals), and Kate Simmer (drums). Please dance!!

* PLEASE NOTE: if you are inclined to support Youth Empowerment, the Big Jar at the entrance to the door of the Rotunda will accept donations at this event on 5/1/13 toward Moving Creations’ Girls On the Move program in support of these young women for their spring performance in June @ Germantown Friends School!

For More Updates & to keep connected with the Poet-tree En Motion community Group, join us on Facebook (facebook.com/groups/116980678334215)!

Moonstone Poetry Lives @ Fergie’s Pub 4/17!

Hi friends,
Come on out on Wednesday, April 17 @ 7pm

Moonstone Poetry Lives @Fergie’s Pub (second floor)1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia

Experience . . .

The quirky, passionately committed, heart-warming poetry of
        Susan Gerardi Bello
                         AND
The transcendent spiritual power of multi-media dynamo
        Gabrielle de Burke
     (a/k/a Plum Dragoness) with guest musicians from the Poetry & Music Project Plum Dragoness & the Elements (Djo Fortunado, Ali Richardson & Elliot Levin)!
— Followed by an open mic hosted by (you guessed it) — Good Old Dave.
See ya soon!
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Plum Dragoness/Gabrielle de Burke-
Native to West Philadelphia, Gabrielle is a multi-talented thespian, dancer, poetess and writer involved with performing arts since childhood. In 2000, she graduated from Temple University’s Department of Theater, with an exploratory concentration in Dance, Music and Voice. She is known for her poetic style, vocal performance and choreographic flair throughout Philadelphia and abroad. In 2009, she formed the project “Plum Dragoness & the Elements,” known for its fusion of multi-media, live world music infusions & spoken word/lyrical poetry. In 2011, her debut studio Album “Renaissance of a Poetess” was officially released with compositions & sound engineering by Emmy Awarding Winning Music Producer Rodney Whittenberg. In 2012, a second album of recorded performances was released with the project called “Live @ the Rotunda” that was mixed & engineered by Styx Latte. Gabrielle’s poems have been featured in several publications since her childhood. More info @ www.plumdragoness.com!
For Information: Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

THE FEMME-MYNISTIQUES perform friday eve 4/5!}

this friday… amongst many talents… the femme-mynistiques (Geri Omni/Lady Omni MC, Alexis Simmons/Alexa Gold & Gabrielle De Burke/Plum Dragoness) will perform @ this awesome event The Arts Garage brought to you by *Bangarang* Crew btwn 11pm-12am!} Here we come…

 

FOR EVENT DETAILS HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/219436748199574/!

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JOIN OUR GROUP ON FB HERE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thefemmemynistiques!

 

Poet-tree En Motion: April 3rd, 2013!

Poet-tree En Motion…

Spring Performance Series!

 

Wednesdays April 3rd, May 1st

& on Saturday June 29th in the “Sanctuary”!

 

From 7-10pm…@ the Rotunda

4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104

http://www.therotunda.org!

A FREE community event (but donations are always appreciated)!

 

This ongoing seasonal event series features a variety of dance/movement/theater mediums, live electronic/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word presentations, circus/fire/flow arts performances, community art creations & VJ projections… Plus an open stage/open mic!

(Doors Open @ 7pm/Sign up Begins)

 

Featured acts include…

 

APRIL

 

Paying Homage to the Spoken Word of Poet-Tree!

 

 

 

  • Kelly Writers House– a center for writers of all kinds in the Philadelphia region (writing.upenn.edu), represented by Rosa Escandon-Event organizer for the  “Speakeasy” @ KWH (facebook.com/Speakeasy)!

 

  • Lili Bita– World Famous Greek Poetess, Musician & Actress (lilibita.com)!

 

 

 

*Plus many more awesome presenters during the Open Stage/Open Mic portion closing the night!

 

To keep Updated on Coming Events …

Join the Facebook Group for Poet-tree En Motion (facebook.com/groups/116980678334215)!

 

On the Poetry front…

 In the fall of 2011, i finally had the opportunity to check out a monthly event that had been on my radar for a few years known as the Erotic Literary Salon… i performed one of 1st erotic poems i ever wrote on the open mic called “Reciprocation”! Here’s what the host of the event had to say…

“We were honored to have Plum Dragoness perform her erotica… Superb… (The audience’s) response was overwhelming… First time in three plus years I have ever seen anyone get a standing ovation from the audience… It was obvious she needed to be invited back as a featured performer! She is a truly gifted and talented performance artist, incorporating dance, poetry and theatre in her presentations.”

-Susana Mayer (Ph.D./Sexologist, Founder & Host The Erotic Literary Salon)

 

So, that brings me to this point… I am excited to announce the release of SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013, in which this poem is featured! Please see details for Purchases, Reviews, the official Press Release below & be sure to check out the Salon if you have not already…

 

This new provocative anthology, edited by Philadelphia’s

 founder of the Erotic Literary Salon, challenges

stereotypes & expands readers’ literary and erotic horizons. 

SenSexual Press publishes distinctive,

occasionally controversial fiction and non-fiction books in the 

fields of sexuality and erotica.

 

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(Philadelphia, PA, February 10, 2013) SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013 is a treasury of steamy, provocative, authentic works, bound to broaden the erotic literary experiences of the reader. Susana Mayer, PhD, delivers for the first time in print, the same mix of soul stirring, edgy, brazen writings, along with the authors’ illuminating backstories and her occasional revealing commentaries that have lead to raucous laughter, unabashed tears and occasional squirming at her long runningErotic Literary Salon in Philadelphia.   

Fifty authors have contributed their tender memories of love and spirited sexplay to this exceptional two-volume anthology, transporting the reader through heart-pounding, seductive, occasionally kinky works to celebrate the diversity of sexual fascinations and desires. This is the ebook to read with a friend or share with your book club members, since it will most certainly spark a conversation or discussion that is bound to enlighten all. Reading alone is fine, but you might want to locate a bed first. The excerpts below are offered in no specific order.

Sex Therapists/Counselors/Educators can recommend this text to clients interested in awakening their sexual passion and expanding their erotic vocabulary. The generous selection of styles, intensity and scenarios can act as a catalyst for couples to share their erotic fantasies and explore their sexual expressions. The variety also gives individuals the opportunity to find and explore what turns them on verbally.

The book is dedicated to Dr. Frances Seidman, who first started writing erotica in her early 90’s. Included in this text are a dozen of her sexual memoir entries, love letters, and short stories all previously shared at the Erotic Literary Salon. Her mere presence at the Salon has given some individuals the ‘permission’ they require to feel comfortable regarding erotica. Her writings will most likely do the same for people who have shame or guilt regarding verbal turn-ons.

This ebook can be read on all electronic devices. FREE Reading Apps.

Find out more about SenSexual Press at http://sensexualpress.com and the Erotic Literary Salon athttp://theEroticliterarysalon.com.

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Gabrielle de Burke (a.k.a. Plum Dragoness)Re-ciprocation

In those moments,

We reach a sacred place…together!

Playing me like his favorite instrument, Keeping time with my every measure…

Entering portals-double helix intertwines

Karma sutra tactics,

Take root like ivy vines…

“Reciprocation” © 1999/ All Copyrights Reserved G. B. C. 

 

“Reciprocation” is featured on the recently released Albums  “Renaissance of a Poetess” (on Tunecore) &”Live @ the Rotunda” (on CD BABY)! See links to Listen to individual tracks or entire album (Tracks/album can be purchased there too)!